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Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ Global Merger Closes

New EMEA leadership announced and new visual identity and logo unveiled


The new Cushman & Wakefield has announced today the successful completion of the global merger between Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ. The firm has also announced its leadership team for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and unveiled a new visual identity and logo.

The combined firm, carrying the iconic Cushman & Wakefield brand, becomes one of the largest commercial real estate services firms in the world. The new firm draws on the best of both legacy organisations, with $5 billion in revenue, 43,000 employees and more than 4.3 billion square feet under management, and $191 billion in transaction value.

The EMEA business is being led by John Forrester, Chief Executive Officer, and Carlo Barel di Sant’Albano, Chairman.

“Today is an historic moment for global real estate,” said Mr Forrester.  “Our merger has tremendously accelerated our collective goal of increased scale and client service worldwide, something we could not have accomplished alone.  This increased scope allows us to deliver a broader spectrum of commercial real estate solutions.  We have a leading position in all the foundation cities around the world and can provide services in every major global market.”

In EMEA, the new Cushman & Wakefield has 5,000 employees in 40 countries and revenues of almost $800 million. It is now a top three commercial property firm in every major European metropolitan economy, a leader in capital markets, occupier services and all major commercial real estate sectors. Its clients include nine of the top 20 Forbes global brands and 82% of the top 50 cross-border investors. 

The combined firm, led globally by Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brett White and President Tod Lickerman, now operates in more than 60 countries around the world and is well positioned in every major market for continued growth.

New EMEA leadership team

Cushman & Wakefield has announced its EMEA leadership team. The firm has built a team that will provide the practical experience, management skill, business acumen and client service expertise necessary to bring an aggressive growth strategy to life. 

Carlo Barel di Sant’Albano said: “We have built our new operating model in EMEA to mobilise around our clients to ensure that we can identify and address the constant stream of challenges that they face daily, head on. Every one of our formidable EMEA leadership team is a market leader in their field. 

“The diversity, experience and strength of talent at the new Cushman & Wakefield is the envy of the industry.  Real estate is a people business at its core — and we have the best people in the business. This is one of our key differentiators which will make an immediate and positive impact with clients.”

European leadership team

  • Chief Executive, EMEA Division: John Forrester
  • Chairman, EMEA Division: Carlo Barel di Sant’Albano

Region heads

  • Head of Central & Eastern Europe Region: Jonathan Hallett
  • Head of Northern Europe Region: Koen Nevens
  • Head of Southern Europe Region: Joachim Sandberg
  • Head of UK & Ireland Region: Colin Wilson
  • Chair of UK & Ireland Region: Digby Flower

Country heads

  • Head of Belgium: Koen Nevens
  • Head of Czech Republic: Jonathan Hallett
  • Head of France: Antoine Derville
  • Chair of France: Olivier Gerard
  • Head of Germany: Frank Nickel
  • Head of Hungary: Gergely Pados
  • Head of Italy: Joachim Sandberg
  • Head of Luxembourg: Koen Nevens
  • Head of Netherlands: Jeroen Lokerse
  • Head of Poland: Charles Taylor
  • Chair of Poland: Alan Colquhoun
  • Head of Portugal: Eric van Leuven
  • Head of Russia: Sergey Riabokobylko
  • Head of Slovakia: Cristina Dumitrache
  • Head of Spain: Oriol Barrachina
  • Head of Sweden: Agneta Jacobsson
  • Co-heads of Turkey: Togrul Gonden and Tugra Gonden

Sector heads

  • Head of EMEA Capital Markets: Jan-Willem Bastijn
  • Head of EMEA Global Occupier Services: James Maddock
  • Head of EMEA Property Management: Michael Hatt
  • Chair, EMEA Retail: Justin Taylor
  • Chair, EMEA Project Management and Building Services: Philip Nye
  • Co-chair, EMEA Logistics: Robert Hall
  • Co-chair, EMEA Logistics: Mark Webster
  • Co-chair, EMEA Valuation & Advisory: Rupert Dodson
  • Co-chair, EMEA Valuation & Advisory: Bryn Williams


New visual identity


Cushman & Wakefield is also unveiling a new visual identity and logo, reflecting the legacy of a trusted global brand, drawing on a wider history, positioning